Academic Publications

Referred Journal Articles

“From Polemical to Dialogical Encounter: The Significance of Pluralism in Contemporary Aḥmadī Muslim-Christian Relations.” Forthcoming in Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology.

Book Reviews

Review of Senghor’s Eucharist: Negritude and African Political Theology, by David Tonghou Ngong. African Studies Review. Forthcoming.

Review of Islam, Ethnicity, and Conflict in Ethiopia: The Bale Insurgency, 1963-1970, by Terje Østebø. Reading Religion. Forthcoming.

Review of People Get Ready꞉ Ritual, Solidarity, and Lived Ecclesiology in Catholic Roxbury, by Susan Bigelow Reynolds. Exchange. Forthcoming.

Review of Competing Catholicisms: The Jesuits, the Vatican, and the Making of Postcolonial French Africa, by Jean Luc-Enyegue. Missiology 51, no. 4 (2023): 385-386.

Review of Renewing the Church by the Spirit: Theological Education After Pentecost, by Amos Yong. Missiology 51, no. 2 (2023): 196-197.

Review of Ummah: A New Paradigm for the World, by Katrin A. Jomaa. Reading Religion 7, no. 7 (2022).

[Recognized by the American Academy of Religion (AAR) as one of twelve “Notable Reviews” from Reading Religion in 2022.]

Review of ¡Presente! Nonviolent Politics and the Resurrection of the Dead, by Kyle B. T. Lambelet. Reading Religion 7, no. 2 (2022).

Review of Swahili Muslim Publics and Postcolonial Experience, by Kai Kresse. Reading Religion 6, no. 10 (2021). muslim-publics-and-postcolonial-experience/.

Review of A Prophetic, Public Church: Witness to Hope Amid the Global Crises of the Twenty-First Century, by Mary Doak. Reading Religion 6, no. 9 (2021).

Manuscripts in Progress

“A Theological Response to the Issue of Subalternity: Reflections on How Kairos Theologies Can Redress Contemporary Catholic Deficiencies in Ecclesiological Epistemology in Light of the Second Vatican Council’s Understanding of Church as Communion.”

“Interreligious Responses to the Palestinian Kairos Document: Agreement, Contestation, and the Potential Role That Synodality Can Play in Navigating Divergent Theologies of Land.”

“Lessons from Decolonial and Mediation Studies: A Proposal for Revisioning the Praxis of the Diocesan Phase of the 2021-2024 Synod on Synodality.”

“Striving to Propagate the Faith by the Pen: Muḥammad ʿAlī’s 1917 Tafsīr as a Summons to Islām or the Aḥmadīyah?”

“Toward a Kairos for a Contextually-Based Universality: On the Prospects of Ubuntu as an Ethical-Ecclesiological Principle for Enacting Catholic Synodality.”

“Toward Living Systems as Legal Bodies within the Catholic Church: The Necessity of Re-Figuring the Relationship among Creation, Christian Salvation, and Human Co-Operation.”


The Cry of a Million Voices: Catholic Ecclesiology, the Social Imagination, and the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Undergraduate Honors Thesis, University of Notre Dame, 2019.

[Awarded the 2019 Wright, Flint-Hamilton, and Mason Award from the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN, U.S.A. for excellence in research on a topic exploring social, political, economic, and/or cultural aspects of the African Diaspora.”

The Review Committee commented: “Marcus Timothy Haworth’s thesis was of a quality and depth rarely seen in senior theses. The moral power driving Marcus’ qualitative arguments and his courage in questioning the Church and colonialism are truly provocative. His argument prods the reader to reconsider what they know and to dive deeply into questions he raises around the relationship of church and state broadly speaking. His writing is crisp, concise, and compelling. Moreover, Marcus’ work indicates a solid handle on the extant literature within his field of study and suggests that his next steps should include additional academic explorations of these topics.”]

Web-Based Publications

“Church and State in Rwanda: Catholic Missiology and the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi.” Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection 2830 (2018): i-xxvi + 1- 69.

Popular Writing

Newspaper Articles

“To Build Bridges, Not Walls.” The Observer. August 24, 2016.